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Failure and ignorance: 2 neglected keys to college success

from Psychology Today

Students with a fixed mindset do not respond well to failure. They believe that people have a fixed level of intelligence, and that there's nothing to be done after failing a test. "As a result, they avoid a challenge and they were not resilient in the face of failure," according to Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Students with a growth mindset believe that by expending effort people can improve their intelligence and skills. Thus, they know that "failure was part of growth." more

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